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The Cartoni VR Box is the interface of Cartoni Encoded Heads with all virtual production software


The VR Box converts raw angular data from the encoders into metadata formatted according to the most common protocols (FreeD A2, Mosys F4), interfacing with the PC via an RS232 serial port.


Metadata from Canon & Fujinon  lenses (Focus, Zoom, and Iris) are collected and streamed along the position data to the virtual production software. The synchronization is provided by a GenLock signal (Bi-Level, Tri-Level, and Burst/Back Porch). The same incoming signal is replicated and outputted through a dedicated connector to ensure maximum versatility.


Equipped with proprietary electronics, the VR Box is powered from 12V to 30V and comes with Lemo connectors for easy interfacing with any Cartoni Encoded Fluid Head.

The outside casing features two rosettes to ensure convenient and secure mounting on Cartoni Fluid Heads during operation.


VR box has successfully obtained CE certification and passed the EMC test according to EN 55032 (2015) + A1 (2020) & EN 55035 (2010) + A11 (2020)


Technical Data

1.5 kg
3 lbs
Operational temperature
-15°C/+60° Celsius
Supply voltage
DC 12-30V
Maximum current consumption
1.5 A
Communication bus
Communication protocols
Free-D A2, Mo-Sys F4
Supported Genlocks
Bi-Level, Tri-Level and Burst/Back Porch
Encoder resolution
22𝑏𝑖𝑡 (4.194.304 𝐶𝑜𝑢𝑛𝑡/𝑅𝑒𝑣𝑜𝑙𝑢𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛)
Output code
𝐵𝑖𝑆𝑆 – 𝐶

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